Improve selection of users to be cc-ed


This plugin provides a more helpful experience in the editing of a Trac ticket's CC field. A pop-up window with bunch of checkboxes is opened, user checks boxes, email addresses are added to and removed from Cc ticket field.

JavaScript is required and working with Firefox, Mozilla and Internet Explorer 6. Reports of this working under Opera / Safari are welcome!

A long-term ambition is to reduce JavaScript logic in favor of a more capable Genshi template, or even a JS-free plugin implementation.

It works with both Trac 0.10, 0.11, and 0.12 (since rev3531). I18n support for Trac >= 0.12 is planned to be added to the 0.11 branch in a backwards-compatible way.

Developer list is fetched from the Trac database. Users who logged in at least once (see session table) and have 'TICKET_VIEW' permission are listed. If you better like "old" variant (hardcoded list in javascript file) for some reason - you should stick with the [4001 older release].

Do you need the fixed list option and would like to get it back to an upcoming release?
  • Yes, got stuck with old release because of this
  • Yes, because I badly miss it
  • No, found another solution/like to patch on my own
  • No, don't care/don't need such stuff

  • You don't have permission to vote. You may need to login.

Of course, you can always edit the Cc field without all this hassle - all addresses you entered manually will be shown, too - and can be removed with new, shiny checkboxes.

See AutocompleteUsersPlugin for another way to help with filling the Cc ticket field.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for CcSelectorPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


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Download the zipped source from here.


Check out using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


General instructions on installing Trac plugins can be found on the TracPlugins page.


The following options should be added to the trac.ini file to configure this plugin:

show_fullname = true
username_blacklist = user1, 'user 2'


  • default: false
  • Display full names instead of usernames if available.
  • Use case: If most/relevant Trac users prefer full names over usernames aka login/nicknames.


  • default: '' (empty string)
  • Usernames separated by comma, that should never get listed.
  • Use case: Hide administrator accounts from the default list.

Want drop-down box for "assign to" field?

If you want a drop-down box for the assign to field all you have to do is set restrict_owner option in TracIni:

restrict_owner = true

This page has more info on this.


A pop-up window with a list of checkboxes is opened. The user can the check/uncheck boxes, and email addresses are added and/or removed to CC field as needed.


About i18n/l10n support

The development version of this plugin is prepared for localization.
But English message texts are still the (POSIX) default. If this isn't your preferred language, you can

  1. check if it's already available from the Trac plugin l10n project at Transifex or
  2. do it yourself (see the l10n cookbook page for Trac plugins for more details).

Contributing your translation is highly appreciated.
You could send it to the plugin's maintainer or contribute to Trac plugin l10n project via Transifex:

Top translations: Trac_Plugin-L10N » cc_selector

Top translations: Trac_Plugin-L10N » cc_selector-js

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Preparing the plugin from source requires no additional steps for compiling message catalog files. Only to include translations marked as # fuzzy by the translator, you'll want to do a manual message catalog compilation with the extra -f argument before packaging:

cd ccselectorplugin/
python ./ compile_catalog -f
python ./ bdist_egg

Complaints about missing locale directory are often a side-effect of failure to compile any message catalog for inclusion into Python egg, hence the whole path is missing. Due to a know Trac issue, Babel has to be installed prior to Trac to get it all working as expected.
Again, for more details see the l10n cookbook page for Trac plugins.

Recent Changes

15416 by rjollos on 2016-03-08 21:04:32
0.0.4: Check if js resource exists before adding

Fixes #12695.

15415 by rjollos on 2016-03-08 20:53:05
0.0.3dev: Conform to PEP8
9445 by hasienda on 2010-11-18 20:23:35
CcSelectorPlugin: Change depreciated jQuery call to newer, compliant style.

Inspiration has been taken from #2705.



Author: vnaum
Maintainer: Steffen Hoffmann
Contributors: terje

Last modified 6 weeks ago Last modified on Sep 6, 2016, 7:39:00 PM

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